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Managing Allotments – understanding your onions

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:30

9.30-3.30pm
£60 + VAT includes lunch
2.5 CPD
Hellesdon Community Centre

This course is for officers and staff who have responsibility for managing the administration of Council allotments. Delivered by experienced Tutors from the National Allotment Society, the session will look at the legislation and it's practical application in dealing with issues about facility and tenancy management. It is designed for those new to allotment management as well as those wishing to update their knowledge.

Venue:
Hellesdon Community Centre
Contact:
it@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Clerk Networking Session

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:15

Neatishead Village Hall

An opportunity for local Town and Parish Clerks (only) to meet and discuss topical matters. This is an ideal opportunity to engage with neighbouring Council Clerks and explore ways of approaching matters that might have commonality across borders.

Sessions are 10.15am to noon and are free to attend, but must be booked in advance via our booking system.

Venue:
Neatishead Village Hall
Contact:
trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Charitable Trusts and Parish Councils - FULLY BOOKED

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:00

NOW FULLY BOOKED
PLACES STILL AVAILABLE ON THE 5 NOVEMBER COURSE BEING HELD AT WEREHAM VILLAGE HALL

1.5 CPD Points
£40 + VAT
10am-1pm

If your parish council is involved in a charitable trust in your parish, this training session could be for you.

Your council (or councillors) could be managing, holding, custodian or sole

trustee (s). This session will explain the difference between the types of trusteeship and the roles and responsibilities that accompany each kind.

It will also cover:

  • The definition of a charity
  • Governing documents
  • Incorporation·Liability
  • Some myth busting around parish councils' duties towards charities.

There will be an opportunity to book a 30-minute one-to-one meeting after the training to discuss your individual situation.

Charlotte Stannard is a charities expert and parish clerk, who is currently employed in a senior role by a London-based charity and previously worked for Community Action Norfolk (CAN) for seven years.

Venue:
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon
Contact:
it@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Clerk Networking Session

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:15

Elveden Court Yard

An opportunity for local Town and Parish Clerks (only) to meet and discuss topical matters. This is an ideal opportunity to engage with neighbouring Council Clerks and explore ways of approaching matters that might have commonality across borders.

Sessions are 10.15am to noon and are free to attend, but must be booked in advance via our booking system.

Venue:
Elveden Court Yard
Contact:
trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Electoral review of Norfolk – come to the briefing session to hear more about how this affects your Parish

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:30

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) would like to invite a representative from your parish to a briefing on the current electoral review of Norfolk.

This will entail a short presentation by officers from the LGBCE, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

This briefing will be held in the Council Chamber, Norfolk County Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

An electoral review looks at the way the voters of a council's areas are split and how many people each ward represents.

A review is carried out to determine whether towns, cities and parishes are given fair and equal representation at county level. More information on the progress of electoral reviews in Norfolk can be found via this link: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/eastern/norfolk

Please book a place by using the Event Booking Form

Venue:
County Chamber, Norfolk County Hall
Contact:
trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Chairman Leadership Skills - Refresher Day

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:30

1.5 CPD Points
£65 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

A refresher day covering the key elements of being a local Council Chairman; leadership, legal powers and duties, public relations, managing council meetings, facilitation, ethical standards and being a good employer.

Venue:
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon
Contact:
it@norfolkalc.gov.uk

CiLCA Training - Session Three

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:00

10am-1pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

For this year only, eligible Clerks across Norfolk will qualify for a 50% reduction in both our tuition/ support fees of £300 and the SLCC registration fees of £350. This will brings the cost down from £650 to £325. Non-members of the Norfolk Association may still qualify for a discount, but please contact us to discuss.

17 July, 18 September, 16 October, 18 November,
18 December, 15 January 2020. (no session in August).

Venue:
Venue
Contact:
Contact

Cemetery Training

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:00

2.5 CPD Points
£60 + VAT
10am - 2.30pm
Lunch included
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

To provide an understanding of the legal, administrative and financial duties of parish and town councils for the provision, management and maintenance of civil cemeteries and both closed and open Church of England churchyards. To provide an understanding of the legal and practical issues around the safety testing, repairs and reinstatement of memorials.

This event is aimed at parish and town clerks, administrators and councillors who currently have responsibility for burial services or who may be running out of new grave space. It could also be of benefit to full and part-time cemetery staff.

Topics covered include:

  • Burial law and record keeping
  • Exclusive rights of burial – grants, transfers and extinguishing
  • Cemetery regulations and fees
  • Maximising burial space including grave re-use
  • New burial space provision in Neighbourhood and District Local Plans
  • Burial arrangements for other faith groups
  • Closure and maintenance of Church of England churchyards
  • Grave digging – legal duties and good practice
  • Fixing, risk assessing and stability testing of memorials and monuments in cemeteries and churchyards

This course is led by Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC, Cemetery Advisor to the Society of Local Council Clerks, Member of the Ministry of Justice Burials & Cremation Advisory Group & Board Member of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM).

Venue:
Carrowbreck House
Contact:
It@norfolkalc.gov.uk

CiLCA Training - Session One

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:00

10am-1pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

23 October, 27 November, no December, 22 January 2020, 19 February, 19 March, 15 April

Venue:
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon
Contact:
trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Plan Awareness Session for Parish Councils

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:00

7pm – 9pm
£30 + VAT for one place or £50 + VAT for two places from the same Council

Neighbourhood Plans can give communities more control over the type, location, size, pace and design of development in their area. This workshop is aimed at Parish Councils who are considering producing a Neighbourhood Plan but need some practical support and guidance to get started from someone who has been through the process.

Many smaller Parish Councils have considered a Neighbourhood Plan but feel that they don't know where to start, or don't have the skills or funds to embark on a Plan. This session will help you to feel that it is possible for you to produce a plan, which doesn't need to be complicated or expensive, and how we can help with this by a series of workshops to support you through the whole process. The session will include:

· The benefits of having a Neighbourhood Plan.

· Provide details of an adopted Plan and how this has impacted on the village.

· Outline the process for producing a Plan.

· Give details of the practical support available through a series of workshops.

· Grants and other support available.

Venue:
Wereham Village Hall
Contact:
Sarah Thorpe